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The audiovisual archives of the Center for Sacramento History contain moving images and audio recordings related to the region's vast cultural heritage. See our textual archives here.



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Transcript of the oral history of Anita Frimkess Fein. Fein was one of Sacramento television’s first female news video photographers. She worked at KCRA TV in Sacramento for 10 years, first as an intern and then as a staff news photographer and video editor. Before that, she studied at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, and UCLA, earning a degree in anthropology. Her anthropology training and news coverage came together to allow her to “document her culture.” Today Anita works as a full-time...
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Video file of the oral history of Anita Frimkess Fein. Fein was one of Sacramento television’s first female news video photographers. She worked at KCRA TV in Sacramento for 10 years, first as an intern and then as a staff news photographer and video editor. Before that, she studied at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, and UCLA, earning a degree in anthropology. Her anthropology training and news coverage came together to allow her to “document her culture.” Today Anita works as a full-time...
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Transcript of the oral history of Dick Cable. Cable began his broadcast career as a triple-duty radio announcer, deejay, and newscaster. Beginning in 1958, he worked as a broadcast news reporter for more than a decade in Colorado, Oregon, and Wyoming radio, and in Idaho television. From 1969-1998 he worked for Sacramento’s KXTV Channel 10, where he was the main news anchor for all the station’s prime time newscasts, and authored and broadcast Cable’s Comments, a regularly scheduled news...
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Video file of the oral history of Dick Cable. Cable began his broadcast career as a triple-duty radio announcer, deejay, and newscaster. Beginning in 1958, he worked as a broadcast news reporter for more than a decade in Colorado, Oregon, and Wyoming radio, and in Idaho television. From 1969-1998 he worked for Sacramento’s KXTV Channel 10, where he was the main news anchor for all the station’s prime time newscasts, and authored and broadcast Cable’s Comments, a regularly scheduled news...
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Transcript of the oral history of Lou Coppola. Coppola spent almost a half-century in broadcasting, including as a successful sales executive. He first worked for Armed Forces Radio in Korea for two years, then spent the rest of his career with Sacramento’s KCRA AM/KCTC FM. At the time of Lou’s retirement in 1996, KCRA AM had been sold and was KGNR AM. Lou created two audience on-air promotion programs in the ʼ80s and ʼ90s, a worldwide travel talk program and the staging of big band music...
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Video file of the oral history of Lou Coppola. Coppola spent almost a half-century in broadcasting, including as a successful sales executive. He first worked for Armed Forces Radio in Korea for two years, then spent the rest of his career with Sacramento’s KCRA AM/KCTC FM. At the time of Lou’s retirement in 1996, KCRA AM had been sold and was KGNR AM. Lou created two audience on-air promotion programs in the ʼ80s and ʼ90s, a worldwide travel talk program and the staging of big band music...
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Transcript of the oral history of Stan Atkinson. Atkinson’s career as a television news reporter in California’s major media markets spanned 50 years. He covered news worldwide, traveling to 18 countries for in-depth special television reports that became one of the hallmarks of his career. Stan worked as a producer, writer, reporter, and television news program anchor, and was also a co-owner of Channel 50 Television in Santa Rosa, California. The interview took place January 12, 2017, and...
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Video file of the oral history of Stan Atkinson. Atkinson’s career as a television news reporter in California’s major media markets spanned 50 years. He covered news worldwide, traveling to 18 countries for in-depth special television reports that became one of the hallmarks of his career. Stan worked as a producer, writer, reporter, and television news program anchor, and was also a co-owner of Channel 50 Television in Santa Rosa, California. The interview took place January 12, 2017, and...
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Transcript of the oral history of Walt Shaw. Shaw spent 50 years in California radio and television as a radio personality, sales manager, program producer, and journalist. He wrote and reported for newspapers and magazines as well. Walt was a program director and popular deejay host on KRAK AM Sacramento, a major country station, where he was known as Uncle Walty. He also produced and hosted an hour-long farm radio broadcast six days a week. The interview took place January 31, 2017, and was...
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Video file of the oral history of Walt Shaw. Shaw spent 50 years in California radio and television as a radio personality, sales manager, program producer, and journalist. He wrote and reported for newspapers and magazines as well. Walt was a program director and popular deejay host on KRAK AM Sacramento, a major country station, where he was known as Uncle Walty. He also produced and hosted an hour-long farm radio broadcast six days a week. The interview took place January 31, 2017, and was...
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